Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tap dancer takes his game west
Pats' running back Laurence Maroney has been traded to the Denver Broncos and former coordinator Josh McDaniels. Maroney was fifth out of five running backs and a scratch in last week's game. Maroney never developed into the star running back the Patriots hoped for after drafting him the first round of 2006.Maroney was traded for a 2011 fourth round draft pick while the Patriots also sent a 2011 sixth round pick with Maroney to Denver. This obviously is the Patriots finally giving up hope on Maroney. Denver gives him a fresh start with a team that could use the depth and a familiar system as McDaniels was the offensive coordinator in New England for three of Maroney's years. Maroney was often criticized for his inability to pick a hole and drive through it. He would often be too patient waiting for a hole to open hence the tap dancer name title. Rumor is he is opening a new studio out in Denver where kids can learn how to tap dance and never hit the fucking hole.